Herd gives QB Yantz a chance

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - SPORTS -

MAN­I­TOBA Bisons re­cruit Jor­dan Yantz earned two roles with the team this week. The football club an­nounced Yantz would be the start­ing quar­ter­back and a team cap­tain for the Man­i­toba Bisons.

Yantz edged out in­cum­bent QB Marc Pa­que­tte dur­ing train­ing camp, a de­ci­sion head coach Brian Dobie said was one of the most dif­fi­cult he had to make as the Bisons’ boss. Yantz joins the Bisons af­ter be­ing named the Cana­dian Ju­nior Football League’s most out­stand­ing of­fen­sive player in 2012 as a Van­cou­ver Is­land Raider.

The Man­i­toba Bisons an­nounced six play­ers as team cap­tains for the 2013 sea­son. The oth­ers in­clude:

An­drew Barry — Thirdyear full­back opens holes for the run­ning game. He had 53 yards on 14 car­ries with three touch­downs in 2012.

An­drew Smith — Fifthyear slot­back was third on the team with 352 re­ceiv­ing yards on 15 catches with two touch­downs in his first year with the Herd af­ter play­ing with the Raiders.

Ranji At­wall — The fifth-year de­fen­sive line­man was sec­ond on the Bisons with 41 tack­les with 2.5 sacks and one in­ter­cep­tion in 2012.

Lau­ren Kroeker — Fourth-year de­fen­sive line­man who led the con­fer­ence with 6.5 sacks. He had eight tack­les for losses with 30 to­tal tack­les in 2012.

Al Turn­bull — Fourthyear line­backer who was named the spe­cial teams cap­tain and had 10 tack­les in 2012.

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